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Review: Music as Medicine at Rough Trade NYC 

The Bowery Presents
Posted August, 18
By A. Stein
 
It had been one of those weeks when upsetting news and disturbing images across the world seemed to fill an even greater percentage of our consciousness than usual—the kind of week that requires some good, honest music to remind you that there are still beautiful things out there. And thankfully, on Saturday night, Rough Trade NYC hosted a bill filled with acts that were just what the doctor ordered. (...)

Bobby Long, who is from NYC by way of London, closed out the night singing folk the old fashioned way—just a man and his guitar onstage. With hair covering his eyes and a heavy dose of Brit humor, Long was introspective with his music. Songs were introduced with quick jokes and “true story” anecdotes, but seemed to grow in his playing, with vivid emotional imagery and broader themes. Singing solo allowed Long to expand his vocals, repeating choruses each time with different emphasis, filling in nicely with bits of fingerpicked guitar. 

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Bobby Long: Americana Goes British 

The Aquarian
Posted August 13, 2014
By Alana Peladino

 
Wiltshire, UK native Bobby Long is bringing his eclectic mix of acoustic, folk and grunge to Brooklyn. With influences ranging from Woody Guthrie to Elliott Smith, you could definitely say he fully embodies all three; his latest album, Wishbone, was even recorded using Smith’s guitar and amp—that’s dedication! Long will perform at Rough Trade on Aug. 16.


 


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Singer-Songwriter Bobby Long Resumes Tour Schedule 

The Grateful Web
Posted July 28, 2014
Submitted by W3 Public Relations


British singer-songwriter Bobby Long, who now makes his home in New York City, is set for a series of live appearances, beginning with a return to The Drake Hotel in Toronto on August 6. Long will follow the Toronto show with one on August 16 in his adopted neighborhood when he appears at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, New York. Joining him on that bill will be singer Dawn Landes.

Long's live shows this year have been infrequent because he has been concentrating on writing new material for what will be his third album.  Long, who first emerged by way of London's folk revival movement and a song he wrote that found its way onto the soundtrack of the first "Twilight" film, has built a strong international following for his poignant, finely-crafted songs. He has made two full-length albums along the way-the critically-acclaimed A WINTER TALE (2011), which paid homage to his acoustic roots, and last year's more rock-oriented WISHBONE, a harder edged showcase for his sorrow-filled vocals and stellar guitar-playing. He has succeeded handily, as stated in The New York Daily News:  "He created songs with a blunt force, using melodies that engage and a voice that's rife with hunger."

Long's upcoming shows will showcase some of the new songs he is planning to record.  He recently launched a campaign on PledgeMusic (www.pledgemusic.com/bobbylong) to raise the funds necessary for the recording and is already nearing his goal amount.

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A Short Tour From Bobby Long 

Pollstar
Posted July 23, 2014
By Sarah Marie Pittman

Hip hip hooray for Bobby Long! This morning the British singer/songwriter announced the PledgeMusic campaign for his third album had reached its goal. And there’s good news for his fans too – dates scattered here and there from August through November.












 

Pollstar and Bobby go way back. Last year we did a follow-up Q&A with the artist after interviewing him in 2010.

Since then he’s been busy writing new material for his third official LP. The PledgeMusic campaign is currently at 104 percent of its goal, with 230 days left until the release. You can still get involved by pledging anything from $10 for a digital version of the album to $5,000 for your very own song penned by Long.  

Long says, “For my third album, I’m going back to where I began—to make an album that captures the intimacy of my live shows based around my voice, guitar and new songs.”

Here’s his itinerary:

Aug. 6 – Toronto, Ontario, Drake Hotel / Underground      
Aug. 16 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Rough Trade     
Oct. 15 – Decatur, Ga., Eddie’s Attic          
Oct. 16 – Athens, Ga., The Melting Point    
Oct. 19 – Birmingham, Ala., BottleTree       
Oct. 21 – Nashville, Tenn., The Rutledge    
Nov. 7 – Albany, N.Y., The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio      
Nov. 16 – Santa Barbara, Calif., Soho Restaurant & Music Club

Tickets are available now.

For more information visit BobbyLong.info and click here for his PledgeMusic campaign page.

New Shows Added 

Bobby has added two new shows to his tour schedule. Nashville on October 21 at The Rutledge, and Soho House in Santa Barbara, Ca on November 16. Tickets for both shows are now on sale, please use the links below to purchase yours.









Yellow Couch Sessions 

Yellow Couch Sessions
Posted July 15, 2014

From Bobby's website: A Message Bobby on videos he recorded recently.
 
"While I was in Pittsburgh recently, I recorded this session at the Yellow Couch Studios. This is “The Song The Kids Sing.” I hope you enjoy it!"

 

Pledgemusic Drive for Bobby Long  

Today Bobby launched a Pledgemusic campaign for his new album. Please take a look at the amazing items you can bid on, and be part of the process of making his new album. An Email blast is also going out that will have a personal message from Bobby, and other surprises. Please click on the link below to bid.

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@JamminJavaMei’s Q&A With Bobby Long 

Jammin Java
By Mei Verba
Posted May 30, 2014


















Where and when was your first show?  

I played at a school show with our band, Grand Old Duke.  We got dressed in shorts and painted ourselves head to toe in paint.  The paint didn’t dry, and we got paint all over the stage and onto others.  We were basically stupid.

What band/artist would you consider to be your main influence?

Probably the Beatles.  Without doubt, my favorite band and as a kid they were all I listened to.  They have such a vast collection of work that it’s easy to forget some of the great songs they had written.

What is one of your most memorable or off-the-wall touring experiences?

Probably being on the bus when I was on tour with Steve Winwood.  He is one of my Dad’s favorites, and, as a kid, I listened to a lot of The Spencer Davis Group. I bothered him by asking so many questions, but he is such a gent and a kind man.

Favorite Food:  Sunday Roast Dinner

Favorite Drink:  Black Coffee and Beer

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  • Jennifer

    Jennifer Kentucky

    Bobby, I look forward to seeing you in Nashville and I'm excited for the album release! Best wishes and God speed to you sweetheart!
    Bobby, I look forward to seeing you in Nashville and I'm excited for the album release! Best wishes and God speed to you sweetheart!
  • Tonia

    Tonia Portland,Me USA

    Also you were so right about Rodrigo Y Gabriela. I'm now obsessed. Great show @ The State Theatre in Portland Maine. Hope you come back soon.
    Also you were so right about Rodrigo Y Gabriela. I'm now obsessed. Great show @ The State Theatre in Portland Maine. Hope you come back soon.
  • Tonia

    Tonia Portland,Me USA

    I spend far too much time searching YouTube with great hope that the fan somewhere has captured a new song. Too my delight I came a crossed Wishes. Love it. Hope it makes the cut for the new album. Can't wait.
    I spend far too much time searching YouTube with great hope that the fan somewhere has captured a new song. Too my delight I came a crossed Wishes. Love it. Hope it makes the cut for the new album. Can't wait.
  • mel

    mel still in southeast asia

    merry christmas, bobby thanks so much for the christmas song. it's lovely. looking forward to new music from you in the new year and hoping this is the year i finally get to see you again. it's been nearly 3 years! peace- xx
    merry christmas, bobby
    thanks so much for the christmas song. it's lovely. looking forward to new music from you in the new year and hoping this is the year i finally get to see you again. it's been nearly 3 years! peace-
    xx
  • EmmersIsHere

    EmmersIsHere Australia!

    Merry Christmas and a joyful New Year to Bobby Long and everyone! Thanks for the music, the Christmas song is great! When are you comming back to Aus? We promise not to mention the Ashes... much. Cheers!
    Merry Christmas and a joyful New Year to Bobby Long and everyone! Thanks for the music, the Christmas song is great! When are you comming back to Aus? We promise not to mention the Ashes... much. Cheers!
  • mel

    mel southeast asia, baby!

    would be so very merry if bobby covered another holiday song. that was so fun last year. it wouldn't need to be a whole poll thing since everyone is so busy. he could just pick one that he likes, cos we know he knows them all already! x
    would be so very merry if bobby covered another holiday song. that was so fun last year. it wouldn't need to be a whole poll thing since everyone is so busy. he could just pick one that he likes, cos we know he knows them all already! x
  • Rebecca

    Rebecca Ky.

    I just wanted to say thanks to all of the awesome work that goes into creating this site. Due to limited funds and traveling expenses I haven't been able to attend any recent events. I have been a fan of Bobby's for quite sometime. I love to come here and catch up on recent events.This site always makes me smile! Great work to whomever deserves the credit! P.s. Get some rest Bobby! You are only human x. :)
    I just wanted to say thanks to all of the awesome work that goes into creating this site. Due to limited funds and traveling expenses I haven't been able to attend any recent events. I have been a fan of Bobby's for quite sometime. I love to come here and catch up on recent events.This site always makes me smile! Great work to whomever deserves the credit! P.s. Get some rest Bobby! You are only human x. smile
  • Laurie'siana'

    Laurie'siana' NOLA

    Lookin' forward to hittin' up THREE gigs in August: B'Ham, Houston, AND Los Angeles!! Seeing him in Nashville in April just wasn't enough for me. He's just THAT damn good!
    Lookin' forward to hittin' up THREE gigs in August: B'Ham, Houston, AND Los Angeles!! Seeing him in Nashville in April just wasn't enough for me. He's just THAT damn good!
  • Cindy

    Cindy St Louis, MO

    Bobby - we miss you in St Louis! Please come back!
    Bobby - we miss you in St Louis!
    Please come back!
  • Ro

    Ro Philly

    Seen you in concert in Philly last week and you were amazing. I brought my husband with me and I'm proud To say you have a new fan. Thanks for a great night and I. Hope to see you again in the future. And by the way the new cd is great !!!
    Seen you in concert in Philly last week and
    you were amazing. I brought my husband with me and I'm proud To say you have a new fan. Thanks for a great night and I. Hope to see you again in the future. And by the way the new cd is great !!!